The Bicycle Wheel Warehouse XC rim offers a strong, light weight 21mm inner profile, at an incredible value. The strength comes from it's relatively tall rim height, at 21mm. The outer is 26mm, and the rim will work with both presta and schrader valves, or can be run tubeless.
You have the choice to go with Shimano XT centerlock or Shimano XT 6-Bolt loose ball bearing, cup+cone disc hubs, or upgrade a few notches with Speed Tuned D series MTB sealed cartridge bearing disc hubs, (QR and TA, Shimano and XD available).
In "stock" form, these wheels are built with DT Swiss black stainless steel 2.0mm (14g) J-bend spokes in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear. These spokes are an upgrade over most "new bike" spokes. Small details make big differences with regards to spoke wire, and even though there are lighter weight spoke options available, these straight gauge spokes still feature top quality stainless, with a precise finish that allows for precise wheel building. That being said, there is a spoke upgrade option available, DT Swiss Competition Double Butted 2.0/1.8/2.0 black spokes. DT "Comp" spokes offer legendary quality and performance. Even if you didn't know a thing about spokes, if you select this option, know that your wheels would come with a super top notch spoke product. Selecting "Comp" spokes and Alloy nipples will shave off approximately 80 - 85g from the wheel set.
-Comes with tubeless tape & valves installed.
-The BWW XC (sleeved joint) 27.5 (650b) disc rim has a 21mm inner width, is 21mm tall, 26mm wide, features single stainless eyelets, and weighs about 420g
-Recommended for use with 27.5 x 1.9 - 2.3" tires
-Wheel set weight with Shimano XT QR hubs and brass nipples is approximately 2005g (Black stainless w/ brass) or 1920g (Competition w/ Alloy); with Speed Tuned D MTB 15/142TA hubs (XD driver) the wheel set weight is approximately 1840g (Black stainless w/ brass) or 1760g (Competition w/ Alloy). Wheel set weight will vary with end caps, freehub driver, spoke, and nipple selection. Rim Tape is included, and QR levers if you select a QR hub option(s).